First aid is a vital skill in all walks of life but even more so when you are further from help. Boating is generally a safe pastime, however it is important to know what to do in the event of an emergency. In that situation, a little knowledge can go a long way, especially on the water.
The course syllabus is based on recommendations from the HSE and the MCA. First aid situations at sea or on any body of water, present their own additional challenges. This course covers all the standard skills but from a marine perspective. How to summon assistance and medical evacuations at sea are also covered.
The RYA First Aid certificate meets the standard required by commercial skippers (working up to 60 miles offshore), RYA practical instructors and offshore racers. It also satisfies the requirements for the purposes of Emergency First Aid at Work.
None. This is an entry-level course and can be undertaken regardless of experience level.
1 day (8 hours)
The course will take place at a venue within 30 minutes’ drive of Inverness (see Dates).
This course can also be run on demand at any suitable venue in the North of Scotland. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
There is no formal written or practical assessment.
Assessment is continuous throughout the course and student’s practical skills will be observed.
You will receive a copy of the RYA First Aid Handbook and this provides all the additional information you may need.
There are currently no courses scheduled.
This course can be run on demand for groups (min. 3 people). Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
By the end of this course, students should feel more confident dealing with a variety of medical emergencies and conditions, with a particular emphasis on those arising from water-based activities.
The RYA First Aid certificate is valid for three years and fulfils the requirements for:
The RYA First Aid certificate is valid for three years.
We would strongly recommend that you revise and refresh your skills as often as possible, as first aid knowledge is particularly perishable.